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What book are you?

I just read about this fun quiz over at fuse #8. Of course, I can never resist finding out deep dark truths about myself from a series of random impersonal questions. So I took it.

The idea is that there is a book out there that best represents who you are. And low and behold, for me, that book is possibly my favorite book of all time: Anne of Green Gables.

I am so excited to BE Anne of Green Gables. I alway knew she and I were kindred spirits. Here are my results:

You're Anne of Green Gables!

by L.M. Montgomery

Bright, chipper, vivid, but with the emotional fortitude of cottage
cheese, you make quite an impression on everyone you meet. You're impulsive, rash,
honest, and probably don't have a great relationship with your parents. People hurt
your feelings constantly, but your brazen honestly doesn't exactly treat others with
kid gloves. Ultimately, though, you win the hearts and minds of everyone that matters.
You spell your name with an E and you want everyone to know about it.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

How did they know?

If you take the quiz, please tell me what book you are. (I'm really curious to know how many possible books are in the quiz in the first place.)

p.s. oops, i just reread the instructions. there are only 64 possible outcomes.



A Must re-Read!

So, I'm re-reading The Catcher in the Rye right now. I read it back in high school, but somehow managed to retain nothing except the vague notion that I liked it. Now, reading it for the second time as a writer, I am blown away!

Okay, so we all know that the voice in that book is phenomenal. Distinctive, full of energy, engaging. What we all aspire for. But I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the best part of the book (writing-wise) isn't the voice.


Yes, that's right. The best part of the book, is that Salinger tells absolutely nothing! He SHOWS everything, and until I started rereading this book, I didn't realize how much telling goes on even in books that are really well written and by writers who are making a conscious effort not to tell. (Uh, I guess that second part would be me.)

Does Holden say he's lonely? No, he asks stranger after stranger to have a drink with him. Does he say that he's in love with Jane? No, he punches out his roommate after the guy goes on a date with her. Did I tell you that he shows? No, I gave you examples. (Except for in the paragraph before this where I did tell you, but please just ignore that for the sake of argument, okay?)

Have any of you read this book recently? I must have someone to gush with.